All posts tagged "Charlie Morton"

  • Game Recaps
    Game 135 Recap: Bucs Bats Silenced by Rookie Sosa

    Rookie Henry Sosa allowed just one run and two hits in six solid innings. The Astros put up six runs and sent ten men to the plate in a disastrous sixth inning against Charlie Mortona and Chris Leroux. It added up to another loss in Houston for the Pirates. Morton scuffled through...

  • Top Stories
    Projecting the 2012 Pirates Rotation

    A lot of focus goes to offense, and particularly power, in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system.  However, if there’s anything we’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that pitching wins games.  You can have a good offense, but you can lose due to a lack of pitching.  Likewise, you don’t need the...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 130 Recap: Cards Rough Up Morton

    Pittsburgh welcomed back a couple of players from the disabled list. But not much changed for the hitters as the offense didn’t do much against Edwin Jackson. Charlie Morton, trying to close out a great month, was hit hard by St. Louis as the Pirates dropped the opener of the series 8-4....

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    Game 119 Recap: Bucs Suffer Another Gut Punch Loss in Extras

    Somewhere a baseball pundit will say or has said or will write or has written that good teams win this kind of game. If the Pirates are to stay in contention for a full season, this is the kind of game they will have to win. Nursing a 1-0 lead into the...

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    Game 114 Recap: Morton Goes 8 to Snap Skid

    A lot of things went well. The offense got some runs against Ryan Vogelsong, with four RBI coming with two out. Charlie Morton pitched well and avoided giving up a big hit. Plus he pitched deep, giving the weary bullpen a needed break. Pittsburgh came out with both fists flying against Vogelsong....

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    Taking Another Look at the Pitching Staff

    About a month ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates had one of the best starting pitching rotations in the league.  They were ranked 4th overall, thanks to an impressive stretch where they got at least six innings and two or fewer runs from each starter every time out.  I looked at how good the...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 109 Recap: Bucs Lose 1-0 to Cubs

    Charlie Morton tossed seven scoreless innings. But he was matched by Matt Garza. Starlin Castro hit a solo homer off Chris Resop in the eighth and that was the only run of the game. Pittsburgh’s offense continued to be stagnant. They collected only four hits. Derrek Lee was hit by a pitch...

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    Game 104 Recap: Halladay Extends Pirates Hitting Woes

    Much in the same way that Lloyd Bridges picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue in the movie ‘Airplane’, the Pirates picked the wrong day to try to score five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time since July 4 and July 5. Pittsburgh faced Roy Halladay and...

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    Game 99 Recap: Bucs Squeak Out a Win in Extras

    Former Reds pitcher and long time broadcaster Joe Nuxhall would occasionally describe a rather poorly played game by saying ‘There isn’t a woman in the world uglier than that game.’ The Ol’ Lefthander likely would’ve busted out that phrase had he been on hand for today’s proceedings. The Pirates managed only seven...

  • Analysis
    The Pitching Staff is Good, But Not This Good

    Maholm has been good this year, but he's not this good. One of the big concerns I've had with the makeup of the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been the starting pitching.  The rotation has been the strong point of the team this year.  Pirates' starters have the 8th best ERA in the...

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